Types of Legacy

You can make a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people across Scotland by leaving a gift in your will to Royal Blind.

Couple review document with lawyerA gift in your will, no matter the size, will help us to continue providing high quality care and education for visually impaired people of all ages. Legacies also enable us to establish new services that respond to the changing needs and challenges of society.

There are four types of legacy you can leave:

Residuary Bequest

A gift of the residue of your estate or share of the residue, after other bequests to your family and friends have been made and all debts, taxes and expenses have been paid.

Pecuniary Bequest

A specified sum of money determined when the will is written.

Specific Bequest

A particular item of value is bequeathed, such as stocks and shares, proceeds of a Life Assurance Policy, property, furniture, jewellery, buildings and land.

Contingent Bequest

A gift in your will that depends on another occurrence happening. For example, it could mean leaving a gift in a will to charity only if other beneficiaries die before the testator (the person making the will).

Find out find out how to remember Royal Blind in your will here.